Ancient Therapy for Modern Problems
Acupuncture is an ancient therapy that continues to play a role in today’s medicine. It involves placing thin needles in specific spots around the body, with the goal of stimulating the body to heal naturally and function better.
Experts believe that inserting needles into acupuncture points stimulates the release of chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. This flow of natural chemicals may promote healing, improve your sense of energy and well-being, and relieve pain. Some people also choose acupuncture as a way to prevent illness or to treat specific health problems.
Acupuncture, which is sometimes used as a therapy alongside other medical treatments, may offer benefits for digestive problems such as reflux, constipation or diarrhea; respiratory problems including asthma and sinusitis; painful conditions like headaches and low back pain; menstrual and reproductive problems; and tension and stress. Acupuncture is sometimes used to lose weight or stop smoking.
To learn more about acupuncture and the other integrative approaches we offer at Virtua, give us a call at 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).